Former sheriff faces federal criminal charge

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter


The other shoe has dropped. Eleven months, almost to the day, after the first surge of subpoenas swept through the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, former sheriff Ronald Hewett has been charged in federal court.

Hewett’s charge was filed in U.S. District Court on May 8. The first subpoenas served on the sheriff’s office were on June 7, 2007.

Hewett has been charged with one felony count of obstruction of justice and will be arraigned before U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt at 9 a.m. June 2 at the Federal Courthouse in Raleigh.

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